The Truth Hurts

but it frees from what really is destroying you.  “The truth will make you free,” Jesus says in John 8:32. Let His truth penetrate you.

I asked God to take the desire for alcohol from me, the need to escape.  He did, He lifted the oppression off and I was and am free from it.

God is my Deliverer.  I only had to ask for Him to remove the desire. Before this, I denied having a problem.  Though I didn’t hide it from others, the reason I drank was controlling me.  Addiction has a way of making its own sin in other areas of your life.

Thank You, Jesus.

You also healed my addiction to a t.v. show about the same time.  I knew it was wrong & it didn’t glorify You.  

“They promise freedom, but they themselves are slaves of sin and corruption. For you are a slave to whatever controls you.” 2 Peter 2:19 (NLT).

Get Out of Jail Free

“I, the LORD, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.” Isaiah 42:6-7 (NIV).

The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He has anointed Me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” reads Jesus in Luke 4:19 (NIV).

The truth shall set you free” says Jesus in John 8:32. “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” Jesus says in John 8:36 (NKJV).

Galatians 2:20 (KJV), ” I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

James 1:25 (NIV), “But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.”

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Lifted Oppression

“Your God, Whom you serve continually, He will deliver you.” Daniel 6:16.

Psalm 25:15 (NKJV), “My eyes are ever toward the Lord,
For He shall pluck my feet out of the net.”

“But may all who seek you
    rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who long for your saving help always say,
    “The Lord is great!”

But as for me, I am poor and needy;
    may the Lord think of me.
You are my help and my Deliverer;
    you are my God, do not delay.” Psalm 40:16-17 (NIV).

103:6 (NKJV), “The Lord executes righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.

 

“Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts.” Psalm 119:134 (KJV).

Jesus says, “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you,” Matt 7:7 (NLT).

There is Freedom

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the meek; He has sent Me to bind up the brokenhearted; to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound” Isaiah 61:1

King Jesus,

You are on your throne, but You see us and hear us.  You dwell with us as You say You do.  You are sorrowful for all the pain we feel.  You’re with us through our pain and in our joy in this life and in eternal life.

Please comfort the hurting in Las Vegas right now.  Give strength for the emergency workers, law enforcement and the medical staffs, dear Lord.  Please provide Your peace for all the hurting and all those who lost family members and friends.  You don’t want anyone to perish, but You want all to come to You.

Where can we go and be safe?  Not even on a concert lawn?  People enjoying the freedom this country prides itself in, are killed.  It’s not fair.  Dear Lord, please help us.